"'I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me' (pg.240)" -Estella
I chose this quotation because it's very deep, Estela tells Miss. Havisham you made me, so you have to be satisfied with the results.
"If I could only get myself to fall in love with you—you don't mind my speaking so openly to such an old acquaintance?" "Oh dear, not at all!" said Biddy. "Don't mind me." "If I could only get myself to do it, that would be the thing for me." "But you never will, you see," said Biddy. (17.53-56)
I chose this quote because it's saddening, about what Biddy and Pip could've potentially become
"I wished Joe had been rather more genteelly brought up, and then I should have been so too." (8.92)
Pip contemplating what kind of life he would have led if Joe was a bit smarter and talented.
Summary of Part 2: Pip matures into an adult, the first convict that showed up in the marshes broke into Pip's house and Pip learns the convict is his benefactor due to the kindness Pip gave him when he was younger. Pip also learns that he wasn't meant to marry Estela. Pip thinks highly of Joe, sort of. Biddy and Joe end up getting married. Joe has always been a role model for Pip, because Joe is more of gentlemen than most city men. Pip was really convinced that Estella was for him but as soon as he learns that Miss Havisham just wanted Estella to break his heart he becomes jealous, but he never loses his love for her. As for the convict Pip feels he owe's his help to the convict because the convict is the reason that Pip is a gentlemen.
Theme: People can mistake kindness for love, and people only worry about affection, loyalty, and conscience are more important than social advancement, wealth, and class
Motifs: Love, Greed, Diecete